The Bells

Whether you are new to ringing, or have not yet started to ring but would like to find out more, we hope these pages are helpful to you.

  • Bell ringing is first and foremost fun!

  • Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit (especially climbing some of those tower steps!) and it also makes a glorious sound!

  • Ringing the bells contributes to Church life although, interestingly, until Victorian times bell ringing was quite separate from the Church. Others think of bell ringing as an art, or a sport, or a mental challenge – or indeed all of these, and they do it for the pure pleasure and the company it brings.

  • Bell ringers will ring for Church services and for special occasions such as weddings and funerals, and they will also ring to test their stamina and mental and technical skills by performing longer pieces of ringing as a personal and team challenge.

  • Bell ringers are a friendly lot, and there is a very social aspect to ringing – whether it be organised outings to visit different towers, or meals out in local pubs and restaurants.